Everyday, elephants has been trained by force to give people rides, and some of them has experienced lots of cruel punishments that are dangerous to them. People has been using bullhooks to hit elephants to induce pain. Some people were rushing their elephants to give tourists rides day by day without any lunch breaks. Some elephants has not been fed for a long time. And some of them has attacked their own mahouts, or keepers as a revenge. Elephants need food as energy to help them survive. People has been training elephants for many years. However; many animal activists has been investigating cases of elephants being beaten by trainers who were responsible for cruelty.
How many of you used stuffed animals as an alternative to using real animals for riding,–useful if you want to entertain yourself without using any animals. I believe some vegetarian ride animals, and some don’t. If I can get my calculations correct. Most ride-on stuffed animal toys for kids are usually targeted to young children. And I believe toy-makers didn’t develop any adult versions of their products. If they did… they can be useful for people who wanted to having riding experience,–before riding real animals.
However, training your real animals to be ridden requires bonding with your animal, training without inducing pain, and strategic equipment for riding animals. For example; you trained your large custom-bred sheep to be ridden by anyone,–due to strategic breeding. You trained your mew commands with a painless format. But you don’t ride your sheep with a long duration… instead, you start off with a short duration. But you strategically take some time.